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Noun
/ˈsweliNG/,
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swellings, plural;
  1. An abnormal enlargement of a part of the body, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid

  2. A natural rounded protuberance
    • - the lobes are prominent swellings on the base of the brain

  1. an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
  2. bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
  3. intumescence: the increase in volume of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
  4. (swelled) big: feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
  5. In medical parlance, swelling is the transient enlargement or protuberance in the body and may include tumors. According to cause, it may be congenital, traumatic, inflammatory, neoplastic or miscellaneous.
  6. The state of being swollen; Anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body
  7. (swellingly) In a swelling manner
  8. (swelled) to expand as within pressure inside
  9. To dream that you see yourself swollen, denotes that you will amass fortune, but your egotism will interfere with your enjoyment. To see others swollen, foretells that advancement will meet with envious obstructions.
  10. an irritation or infection that makes the skin rise: "After the wasp stung her, she had a swelling on her leg for days."
  11. When tissue next to any part of the device is swollen.
  12. An area of the skin that is abnormally large, puffed up. A swollen area is one that has swelling.
  13. an increase in volume or linear dimension of a specimen immersed in liquid or exposed to a vapor.
  14. Of Jordan (Jer 12:5), literally the "pride" of Jordan (as in R.V.), i.e., the luxuriant thickets of tamarisks, poplars, reeds, etc., which were the lair of lions and other beasts of prey. The reference is not to the overflowing of the river banks. (Compare Jer 49:19; Jer 50:44; Zac 11:3).
  15. While swelling in most other body parts is not typically considered life threatening, swelling of the brain can be. When swelling occurs in other parts of the body, the tissue surrounding the injured area expands to relieve the pressure. ...
  16. The volume increase caused by absorption of moisture.
  17. In the water treatment context, the expansion of certain ion exchange resins when converted into specific ionic states.
  18. Swelling, not caused by an injury, is usually caused by grief. We all know the typical look of grief as swollen eyes and face, however swelling anywhere in the body can be the same process. ...
  19. a rounded swelling or projection on something
  20. increase in either length or volume. (See also contraction; expansion; volume change; and volume change, autogenous.)
  21. Under the action of lubricants, vapours or gases, sealing materials made from rubber, elastomer, etc., can be negatively affected by swelling.
  22. This swelling can spread to other areas of your face, neck, or head.
  23. Capacity of a material to absorb a fluid and bind it, but without losing its firm consistency
  24. Occurs generally around the ankles or wrists; sometimes on the face or any part of the body. Its symptom is stasis (see Inflammation term above for explanation) and the affected area may either be hot and reddish or cold and whitish, depending on whether the swelling is due to heat or cold ...
  25. Swelling of hands and/or feet is common during pregnancy. Increasing your water intake, and resting on your left side twice a day for a minimum of 20 minutes, will help.